8 Great Websites For Free Stock Imagesby Pranjal Kaushiley Content Writer
We live in a visual world. A customer walks into a brick and mortar store because they like what they see from outside. Similarly, when customers land on your store page, their attention gravitates to your images first and, if they like what they see, they keep on browsing and, hopefully, make a purchase. That is why good visual content is essential to the success of any e-commerce operation.
The importance of product pages to an e-commerce site should never be underestimated. These pages represent a final ‘push’, the last chance to convince the customer that the product they are considering is right for them. As we all know, visitors are influenced by photography when shopping online, and pictures really do sell.
But, even apart from these product pages, you can utilise good photo content in myriad other aspects of your e-commerce website. You, however, can only click photographs of your products, what about these other aspects of your blogs, website theme templates.etc.,
Fret not because there are innumerable websites that provide you with great quality and aesthetically pleasing pictures for your e-commerce website. An up-and-coming entrepreneur trying to find stock photography to add to their website should definitely consider these great free stock images website.
Once you register for a free membership at Freerange, thousands of high-resolution stock photos will be at your fingertips at no cost. All of the website’s images can be used for personal or commercial projects. For photographers, Freerange also offers Google AdSense revenue sharing when you contribute. In addition to thousands of unique images, the site also has about 20,000 CCo photos, most of which have accurate keywords and descriptions.
Unsplash is a side-project started by Crew, an online marketing agency dedicated to making your design dreams a reality. Besides providing free stock photography, Unsplash also showcases graphic design work done by users with their MadeWith section.
Pexels is a website that wants to help. Started in 2015, it has grown to develop a reputable stock photo library. Its mission statement phrases their aim best. Pexels is also unique in that it doesn’t only display images located on the Pexels website. It also outsources images from such high-quality websites as Gratisography, Little Visuals, and more. Best of all, Pexels screens their images to ensure the highest quality images available.
Although Flickr is not dedicated to public domain images, they have an extensive library of high-quality public domain images. Flickr is and has been for a long time, one of the greatest image libraries on the internet. With over 3 million, high-quality public domain images alone, I doubt you’ll run out of stock photography anytime soon.
5. Life of Pix
I’m not ashamed to admit that I’ve spent hours at a time scouring through the beautiful pictures on Life of Pix. Created by LEEROY advertising agency in Montreal, Life of Pix is a haven for free, public domain photography. Better yet, their Life of Vids website contains even more impressive stock video footage, completely for free!
StockSnap provides an excellent and extensive library of free stock imagery. With hundreds of high-quality photos added weekly, StockSnap isn’t your casual photography outlet. Created by the good people at Snappa, every single image in StockSnap is free for you to use. You’d be hard-pressed to find a better image repository.
Pixabay is another image repository which integrates images from other image hosting sites. They attempt to gather the very best of free stock images for your own personal or commercial use. Pixabay also allows easy access to camera search, which allows users to explore images based on the camera used to take them. This is a great resource for both beginner and professional photographers alike.
Wikimedia provides a truly stunning image repository, spanning everything from lush landscapes to historical events. Touting over 34,000,000 freely usable media, including videos and sounds, Wikimedia is a necessity for graphic designers, photographers, and artists looking for free, high-quality images. Wikimedia is also part of a much larger organization dedicated to free images, education, and information.
People form their first impression within a mere 50 milliseconds. That’s less than half a glance! And making that impression count rests on the quality of your images. So like I said it is integral that you include great aesthetics for your website.
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